Greece: Court decision awards compensation to protester subjected to near fatal unlawful use of force

Index Number: EUR 25/4207/2021

Amnesty International welcomes an April decision by an Athens Court finding police responsible for the life threatening head injuries sustained by psychologist and photographer Yiannis Kafkas in May 2011 and awarding him compensation of 50.000 euros. The organization finds the decision a step towards combatting impunity but notes with concern that the prolonged criminal and disciplinary investigations into the case failed to ensure justice for Yiannis Kafkas.

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